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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lean Pockets Spinach Artichoke Chicken

by Elaine Magee

My 18-year-old daughter actually liked this Lean Pocket better than the pepperoni pizza pocket. That got my attention. This frozen product might work as a snack or as part of a meal. The 250 calories isn’t going to get you too far if you are making this your lunch.

What I don’t like about this product is that like most processed snack foods, there is a long list of ingredients and too much sodium. But for those hopefully rare times when you are looking for a convenient hot product, this one may fit the bill.

The first six ingredients are whole wheat flour, unbleached enriched flour, grilled white meat chicken, artichokes, low fat mozzarella cheese, and chopped spinach.

Each pocket contains:

250 calories
10 g protein
39 g carbohydrate
6 g fat
3 g saturated fat,
0 g trans fat
20 mg cholesterol
3 g fiber
560 mg sodium

Do you have some “go-to” processed snack items that you like to have handy? Tell us about it.

Posted by: Elaine Magee, RD at 2:51 pm

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